Yale Day of Service to take place Oct. 13

Members of the campus community who wish to give back to the agencies that serve New Haven will have the opportunity at the annual Yale Day of Service on Saturday, Oct. 13.

Each year teams of Yale graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, and staff members come together to lend a helping hand to local non-profit agencies. Participating sites address issues such as literacy, safe youth and teen centers, arts advocacy and education, sustainable food, environmental education, historical programming, immigrant and refugee advocacy, women's advocacy, parks and green spaces, homelessness, and transitional populations.

“It will be a great opportunity to meet other members of the Yale community who share your interests,” writes Shauna King, vice president for finance and business operations, in a campus-wide e-mail urging volunteers to sign up for the event. “Make new friends in a fun setting while making a positive impact on our community. Just a few hours of your day can make a significant difference.”

The day will begin with a check-in and breakfast for volunteers at 9:30 a.m. at the Hall of Graduate Studies (HGS), 320 York St. Teams will either walk or be transported to their service sites around 10:30 a.m. and will work there until 1:30 p.m. when they will be returned to HGS for lunch. Members of the Yale community, their spouses and partners, and teen-age children are welcome to participate.

Those interested in participating may sign up online.

The Yale Day of Service is sponsored by McDougal Graduate Student Life, the Graduate Student Assembly, the Graduate and Professional Student Senate, and the Office of the Vice President for Finance and Business Operations.